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The Morning Mix

The Morning Mix is back from its two-week hiatus and is ready to hit the links with re-inspired vigor.

- Just one of the many reasons Pat Summitt is better than us at everything: Former-Vols coach sank a hole-in-one on Friday

- The final roster for the USA U18 team that will participate in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championships next week in Brazil was released on Sunday. The team is headlined by Tennessee sophomore Jarnell Stokes and features NC-State commit Rodney Purvis and Louisville-bound Montrezl Harris

- Want some early odds for the 2013 NCAA Tournament? Here you go. The Indiana Hoosiers are your early favorites at 7-1

- ESPN has been featuring a series of posts detailing which current head coaching legend would be the toughest to replace. Dana O’Neil explains why nobody will want to follow John Calipari at Kentucky

- After much relenting, Syracuse has decided to play at Arkansas as part of next season’s Big East/SEC Challenge

- An interesting tidbit embedded in the Adam Zagoria article about the Rumble In the Bronx AAUTournament: The championship game ended in a 3-OT sudden death game. That’s a peculiar format to have for a championship game

- Speaking of AAU hoops, the governing body has decided to implement new rules regarding background searches among adult coaches, volunteers and staff, as well as stricter training protocols to govern interaction with youth athletes

- Sean Woods, the new head coach at Morehead State, is hoping to replicate the success of his predecessor Donnie Tyndall

- Germany-native Christian Standhardinger is staying in Hawaii during the off-season in order to refine his skills

- A good-read from ESPN’s Damon Sayles on the media circus that is the Harrison Twin’s college recruitment

- Charles Carmouch has decided to transfer out of Memphis just days after receiving an extra year of eligibility

- Florida Gulf Coast landed themselves a huge commitment from Marquette-transfer Jamail Jones

- Some neat statistics from John Templon regarding elite guard play from the past decade

- Hoopville looks back at 100 games from the Northeast region from 2011-2012

- Oft-injured Louisville big-man Stephan Van Treese has decided to transfer from Louisville, which opens up a scholarship for Montrezl Harris

- You too can own a piece of the basketball played on by VCU during their NCAA tournament run to the Final Four in 2011

- Future All-Name-Teamer Majok Majok has commited to Cleveland State

- With C.J McCollum returning to Lehigh and Mike Muscala returning to Bucknell, the race for PoY in the Patriot League is going to be fun to watch

- Only a Kentucky fan would have a customized prosthetic leg